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19 Conversations about Nuance

Oil and ink on photograph

Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper

40x40 cm



A collaboration between Artist Les St. Leon and Photographer Sigal Ben-David. 

This series is the result of visual conversations between me, and Les, which took place in our transient studios in NYC, and Marseille, over the course of 4 years . It is a reflection on (social) interaction via the exchange of visual references rather than words.


In French, the word nuance refers to shade, or a subtle difference of tone; it came into common usage as a reference to the blending of colors in 17th-century tapestries. Initially, it was used mostly for aesthetics, but it was soon borrowed to analogize, and then describe the meanings of words. it continued to broaden its use, describing the ambiguous degrees of difference in just about anything. This work looks into the significance of nuance in an increasingly polarized climate.

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